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Devin Solkov
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  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • United States
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How did you find us?
a friend
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
How old is your system?
Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
Approximately 10 gallons
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I'm 19, and I'm going to culinary school, so I love food...a lot. I first got interested in Aquaponics when a friend and his dad built a system in their side yard. Since then, I've been fascinated by the concept, but have just now begun my own Aquaponic journey! I know that this technology is the future of food, and I'm overwhelmingly excited to be a part of it!

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High Amonia; Higher Hopes

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 7:33pm 0 Comments

A few weeks have gone by since my last post. I checked my ammonia and nitrate levels a week ago, and the results were dismal. I had 0ppm nitrate, and 6ppm ammonia. I resolved that my second fish was going to die, because dependent on the pH of my water (which I neglected to check) as low as .1 ppm can be lethal. I suppose I must have around 6ph water, because fish survived the hard week of high ammonia, and is now super healthy! This week, my levels were up to 30ppm nitrate, and 0ppm…



Posted on November 5, 2014 at 6:24pm 0 Comments

I soon began a series of modifications to new Aquaponic garden. Shortly after constructing the initial build, I moved, and had a much bigger window. So, I offset the fish tank, and built four more columns for the WindowFarm following the DIY instructions found on the WindowFarm website. After numerous trial and error attempts, I got the system working with only the occasional leak.

Eventually, it became clear that the sun penetrating my window would not be sufficient to grow plants to…


My First Aquaponic Garden Arrives!

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 8:59pm 2 Comments

Fast-forward 2 years. I’m turning 18 and my mom asks me what I’d like for my birthday. Well, I can’t really think of anything else, so I ask her for a Windowfarm. What is a WindowFarm? Windowfarms are vertical hydroponic gardens which are designed to produce food in a small space, namely a New York apartment window. As described on the WindowFarm website;

 “WindowFarms is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise that helps city dwellers around the world grow some of their own fresh food. …


New Post, New Garden, New Blog

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Hey, I’m Devin Solkov. Four years ago I had coffee. Not for the first time, not even for the twelfth time. But this coffee opened my eyes to a different world. No, it wasn’t the first time I tried pour over, or even Blue Bottle. In fact, the reason I even mention coffee is to contextualize a conversation which would define the next chapter of my life. I remember the day well. It was mid-July, the time was 4:35 pm, across from me sat the intelligent and…


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